Do you have basketball fever and want to experience the biggest party in Wichita for free? Don’t miss out on Fan Fest happening near Naftzger Park, northeast of INTRUST Bank Arena on Thursday, March 15. Festivities begin two hours before tip-off time, which will be announced on Selection Sunday (March 11).

You don’t need championship game tickets to enjoy this event. Indulge in beer at one of two beer gardens or grab delicious dishes from one of four food trucks like BS Sandwich Press, Uno Mas, Funky Monkey Munchies and Flying Stove.

Get active on the sport court, try your hand at the Koch “Big Shot” basketball game or watch your favorite teams on one the large televisions set up for your viewing pleasure. With multiple seating areas, a live DJ and aplenty of photo opportunities, there’s something for everyone packed into this exciting one-day-only event.

Make a day of it and visit these other great events happening in downtown Wichita. If that’s not enough fun for you, check our calendar of events to see what else is going around our great city during this exhilarating week of basketball!

For more blogs about things to down while in downtown Wichita, see below: 
Six spots to watch sports near Wichita's INTRUST Bank Arena
Where to shop when downtown at an INTRUST Bank Arena event
Five outdoor activities near INTRUST Bank Arena
Six indoor activities near INTRUST Bank Arena
History of NCAA and Wichita's connection
Where to eat when downtown at an INTRUST Bank Arena event
Free and nearly free activities within 10 minutes of INTRUST Bank Arena
Mark your calendar now for free Open Practice Day at INTRUST Bank Arena

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